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Isaak - Ignacy Sobelman (Warsaw [Warszawa], 1907 - Tel Aviv, 1986): personal status documents and memoirs of the Holocaust period (mainly from the Warsaw ghetto).
1) Liberated inmate’s document issued to Isaak Sobelman after the war (June 20, 1945). It states that during the war he had been interned in concentration camps: July 7, 1942 - May 6, 1945, and was liberated from the Mauthausen camp.
4 pages, printed and handwritten original document, in German and English.
2) An authorization from the hospital of the Mauthausen DP camp stating that the bearer is not in good health while having no communicable disease. July 9, 1945.
One page, typewritten original, in English
3) A list, in Sobelman’s handwriting, of eleven places, concentration camps, and forced labor factories (among other content) where he was during the war: Hrubieszow, Budzyn, Mielec, Wieliczka, Flossenburg, Leitmeitz, Mauthausen, Guzyn, Okecie - Luftwaffe, Dolff Flantey, Sytadeli [?] Amunicjon [ammunition].
One page, handwritten original, in Polish
4) The Polish passports of the Sobelman family from the period of the postwar Polish People’s Republic: Izak, Miriam - Mania, and Rut, 1951.
8 pages, printed original, in Polish
5) A memoir by Izaak Sobelman about his experiences during the war.
The German conquest of Warsaw; abuse of Jews; setting up the ghetto; life in the ghetto; means of livelihood; burials; escapes; Sobelman’s escape to the “Aryan” side of Warsaw; his work smuggling Jews from Warsaw to outlying cities (detailed description of types of smuggling); smuggling his wife and daughter from the Warsaw ghetto to Jadowice.
These memoirs were written in Israel after the war and completed on Feb. 29, 1972.
102 pages, handwritten original, in Yiddish
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